PECO: Beware of utility scam

Posted: January 18, 2013

PECO ENERGY wants people to be aware of a scam in which a telephone caller says customers are behind on accounts and must make immediate payment to avoid losing service.

According to Peco, scammers ask customers to buy a pre-paid debit card from pharmacies or convenience stores. The customer is directed to call a number to use the card for immediate payment to their account. Once information is given to the scammer, the funds on the card are removed.

If you've received such a call, contact Peco at 800-494-4000.

- Staff report

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